When I ask people about evangelism, I tend to hear the following: Evangelism is inviting people to church. Evangelism is done through marketing … it might also be done by starting a Facebook page. These answers betray a confusion between the Message and the messenger.
In this year’s Blue Book report the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church has asked whether the investments and business methods of the Church Pension Group [CPG] reflect the values of the Church? This would seem like a simple question. It is not.
Into the mess of the current world comes the Jesus Movement – a revival of the faithful called in the name of Jesus to a ministry that is loving, liberating and life-giving. Into the fray comes the General Convention with one goal in mind: to make the church healthier, stronger, and more ready for the work of God in the world.